Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering isn't a desk job. With an environmental engineering degree from Wilkes, you'll get into the field and into the lab as you learn how to help public and private organizations protect and reduce damage to the environment.

Program Snapshot

Program Type Format Credit Hours
Major On-campus 128

Why Study Environmental Engineering at Wilkes?

GradReports ranked our Environmental Engineering program 11th in the nation based on median early-career salaries. At Wilkes, you'll learn and apply fundamental principles of environmental engineering to analyze and solve complex problems, while considering technical, ecological, economic and ethical factors. You'll have the opportunity to conduct research with the most current equipment and present your research at conferences. Our program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which assures that a program meets the profession's quality standards.

What Will You Learn as an Environmental Engineering Major?

  • You'll learn to identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  • You'll apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare.
  • You'll gain the technical knowledge for practice in multiple areas of environmental engineering, qualifying you to pursue professional licensing.

Program Highlights

Real-World Focus

You'll focus on important issues facing the environment today, such as climate change, soil and land issues, water and air quality, waste management, water resources and sustainability management.

Hands-On Learning

You'll gain hands-on experience through course work and research. Almost every major class has a lab component.

Scientific Collaboration

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Ӱֱapphas a great environmental engineering program, and because it is a small school, I was able to do work and spend a lot of time outdoors doing research with my professors.

Amad Alazmi '21

My decision to come to Ӱֱapp and study environmental engineering was one of the best choices I have ever made. The professors are highly professional, truly care about their students, and deliver a first-class education.

Brian Palmiter Jr. '13

faculty members board-certified by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists


in the nation based on median early-career salaries by gradreports.com


of students complete a research and design project

Careers & Outcomes

Our graduates are employed as environmental engineers and scientists, geologists, field engineers, project engineers, sustainability engineers and more. Below are selected employers for our graduates, as well as examples of graduate schools our alumni attend.


  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Langan Engineering
  • Borton-Lawson
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • UGI Utilities
  • Rettew Associates
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot
  • Gannett Fleming

Graduate Schools

  • Texas A&M
  • Lehigh University
  • Villanova University
  • Drexel University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Columbia University
  • Penn State
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Houston
  • University of Delaware


We encourage - and will assist you in securing - hands-on internship experiences. Our students have recently interned with:

  • National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Schott
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The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of .

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